NEW ORLEANS -- People dressed in their Sunday best for Easter services.
As usual, it was standing room only at St. Louis Cathedral, where New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond delivered his Easter message.
"God calls us to walk from Mt. Calvary to the tomb of Jesus, and on Mt. Calvary we find our own personal sins and weaknesses. We also find war in our world, sometime division in our families. We also find the violence, the murder and the racism that exists in our great city of New Orleans," Aymond said. "And so we face all of that death and danger on Mt. Calvary.
"But then we move to the tomb, and to the tomb the risen Christ reveals himself to us and says, do not be afraid. I have come to bring peace. I want to bring light into the darkness."
After Mass, the Archdiocese held its first Easter egg hunt.
Kids could look for Easter eggs in St. Anthony's garden behind the cathedral.